Teaching Conflict Reconciliaton to Those Who Use Technological Communication - A Ministry for Postmodern People
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Major Applied Project
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scripture References in this Resource
Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:1-7; Genesis 3:9-13; Leviticus 8:15; Ezekiel 45:15; Romans 5:11-12; Colossians 1:18-23; 1 John 3:12; Genesis 4:3-7; Exodus 20:13; Jonah 1:3; Genesis 27:41-45a; Colossians 3:16,17; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:18–25; 1 Corinthians 11:23–34; Matthew 18:15-20
With a large group of postmoderns at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church I have access to the community I wish to study and assist with biblical communication, conflict, and reconciliation tools. With that in mind, the purpose of this project is to equip postmodern people with biblical communication, conflict, and reconciliation tools so that they may maintain and nurture healthier relationships with other people by better understanding and using biblical communication, conflict, and reconciliation tools. In order to accomplish this task I have developed four critical events that focus on the topics of communication, relationships, conflict, and reconciliation. These critical events are designed to be more than a Bible Study or care group.
Each critical event will involve a time of gathering and fellowship, a shared meal, group sharing, applied learning, and challenge work to be done in preparation for the following week. In order to connect with the postmodern participants a variety of media and technology will be used in contrast to the biblical tools of communication, conflict, and reconciliation; that is: Scriptural principles and teachings combined with face to face conversation (this will include the study of body language, facial expressions, voice intonation, just to name a few).
The goal of this project seeks to assist college-aged postmodern people in developing their verbal and non-verbal communication skills, enhance relationships, implement biblical principles of conflict-reconciliation, and grow deeper in their understanding and living of the gospel of grace. A secondary goal is to encourage postmoderns to be more aware of their use (and possible overuse) of electronic means of communication, especially during times of conflict. The research will assess the quality, value, and usefulness of the four critical events in equipping postmodern millenials with biblical communication, conflict, and reconciliation skills.
Skopak, Jeffrey E., "Teaching Conflict Reconciliaton to Those Who Use Technological Communication - A Ministry for Postmodern People" (2010). Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project. 148.
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